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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1980-12-13

Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Feel Like A Stranger ->
d1t03 - Sugaree ->
d1t04 - C.C. Rider
d1t05 - To Lay Me Down ->
d1t06 - Minglewod Blues
d1t07 - Ramble On Rose
d1t08 - Lost Sailor ->
d1t09 - Saint Of Circumstance ->
d1t10 - Deal

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Scarlet Begonias ->
d2t03 - Fire On The Mountain
d2t04 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t05 - Drums ->
d2t06 - Space ->
d2t07 - Not Fade Away ->
d2t08 - Black Peter ->
d2t09 - Sugar Magnolia

d1t11 - One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Long Beach Arena
Location Long Beach, CA

Source Nakamichi 300 -> Cassette Master (Sony D5M/Maxell UDXL-II90)
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Samplitude Professional v9.12 -> FLAC/16
Taped by Joani Walker
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Encore moved to end of 1st Set to fit show onto 2 discs
-- Encore can be re-joined with Set 2 seamlessly
-- Drums/Space with Airto Moriera, Flora Purim and Greg Errico
-- Recorded By Joani Walker near the sbd area
-- Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes

Patch Info:
(FOB) Nakamichi 700 -> Cassette Master -> Reel -> Dat (shnid=13412) supplies:
Drums (10:45 - 10:52)


Reviewer: kbmill - - May 28, 2015
Subject: bread crumb
I thought Fell Like A Stranger > Sugaree was an unusual combination, so I did a little research.

The two songs were played in the same show only 17 times. 14 times in the first set, once in the second set, and once during the Warfield acoustic run where it lists as second set, but structurally it's really a first set.

More often than not, shen the two were played in the same set, they were played together as here. Surpising.

The more common Feel Like a Stranger > Franklin's Tower appears a little later than this combination, but has a longer and more consistent run.

That being said, there must have been something about the combination that appealed to Jerry, who would have instigated either Sugaree of Franklin's, because after a run in 80 and 81, it reappears in the very late 80's and early 90's.

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - December 8, 2012
Subject: WOW!
I am absolutely in love with this show and the recording & patched remaster by Mr. Miller - *this* is easily one of the most high-energy shows I've heard from 1980. Everything in the first set couldn't be played any better; the second set, with Aierto Moriera's diabo jam-crazies taking over, is so economical and representative of how to play a set at the peak of one's ability (for more of Moriera, check 10/31/83). The jam emerging from Space and into a *funked-out* Not Fade Away has Brent dialing up the synth-drone.

In a word, awesome - do yourself a favor today and download this!
Reviewer: njpg - - October 1, 2011
Subject: 3.2 stars for the first set,
but when I heard the pre-2nd set encore I knew they'd changed it up. Thanks, Charlie! Tasty Scarlet/Fire. Everything smokes in that set, actually. Fantastic Drums/Space with Airto & Flora. Some of the jams are kinda cut short, but I still call it a 4.75-star set, and I really listened deeply to this one.
Reviewer: Smerdyakov - - February 28, 2011
Subject: A Band On Fire
A short night at the office for the boys. But what a night it was. This gives 11/29/80 a run for it's money, as far as being the cream of the crop from this period. 8/6/89 used to be my favorite Scarlett/Fire, I might have a new one after hearing this. Blistering.
Reviewer: Rabbit435 - - June 25, 2009
Subject: Muy Caliente
I've only listened to this show 3 or 4 times, so this review may be premature, but I am really digging this one. If you like the early 80's, you will like it too. Very solid the whole way through. Coming off an October packed with 3-set shows in SF and NYC, the band is tight. Jerry's leads have that raw, distorted sound characteristic of the early Brent years, and this is very much an ON night for him.

The set list is standard-issue 1980 but everything is really well played. TLMD is nice. The Scarlet-Fire second set opener is excellent. Even the OMSN encore is exciting.

The sound is great too; AUDs don't get too much better.

Other than the presence of CC Rider (which I have always found to be completely useless - I used to cut it off my tapes and I still cut it off CDs), I really can't find anything to criticize about this show.

The next night is very good too and there is a source that sounds exactly like this one.
Reviewer: GratefulNole - - March 28, 2009
Subject: Get this one....
Download this, and give it a good listen with a good pair of phones on. Simply fantastic, you are there. Very good job on the taping with this one.
Reviewer: wineland - - December 14, 2008
Subject: Incredible AUD
Top notch recording. I cannot recommend this show enough. Add it to your collection. Even the SBD elitests will love it. Walker + Miller = Perfection
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - June 1, 2008
Subject: Oh My My Yes
This is front to back a keeper.

(Note: Saturday Night was moved to the follow Deal on this presentation)

Note the other reviews, also, they are spot on.

Warning: If you turn up Joani's tape too much you'll most certainly blow down a weight-bearing wall!

This version is pure and clean -- bordering on magnificent. The SBD, though having better sounding vocals, is hissy and bass distorted.

A whole slew of Garcia goodies and raunchy, reckless guitar. Excellent performances by all.

Don't get all huffy and fast forward through drumz, though, for Flora Purim and Airto had a flourish thru the rages and then the boys come back on stage to do some weird whale call feedback. All superior workmanship. A++ 2nd set.

A blasting cap of Black Peter finds Jerry igniting some unused ordnance and the resulting conflagration is pyrotechnics sufficient to suspend even Boots into shadows of disbelief.

This is one of those proverbial GD "sleepers." You can download now. And you should. Get this.
Reviewer: goodlovin77 - - May 28, 2008
Subject: hot hot hot
I love the energy and vibe conveyed through this aud. It starts off so hot and ends so hot. Definitely check the Stranger opener..If I had been there my ass woulda been shakin and my feet woulda been cuttin the shit outta the rug hahahaha..I also am a SBD snob, but due to AUD's like this I'm changing my opinion and love that audience feel. Turn this one up nice and loud.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - February 23, 2008
Subject: What Soundboards??
Sweet show--sweet sound. I would take this quality audience recording over a sterile soundboard any day! Excellent job--one of the best auds on the Archive, IMO. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Luke the Drifter - - January 3, 2008
Subject: Best of the Bunch
Thanks Charlie!! this is an upgrade over the previous sources. Very crisp.
Reviewer: Dr.Unclear - - December 29, 2007
Subject: Walker + Miller = WOW
I can't recommend this recording enough. As a former SBD-snob, I was skeptical that any audience recording could sway me away from my SBD ways... This set of recordings made by Walker-Scotton (processed by Charlie) are unbelievable. Just take a listen. The sound is full and deep, not thin and raspy. The bass is rich, the highs are crisp. The show is fantastic too, but the sound blows me away.
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